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This is a walkthrough for the first area of Future Connected, the epilogue of Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch. For a map of the area, as well as boss strategy and other tips and tricks, read on!
List of Contents
|1||After the opening cutscene, go south through the water to find Nene and Kino and fight the Officer Volff.|
|2||When the cutscenes end, make your way south to Companion's Cape, picking up items and discovering landmarks along your way.|
|3||Your next destination is Cragmaw Caverns. The Caverns are located North-East from the Companion's Cape.|
There are several sidequests available at the Camp (change the time to reveal more quests) but the sidequest from Carranelle are important. This quest must be completed so you can obtain Gems from Ether Deposits.
|4||Go to the west and talk to Ponspector Tentoo to gain access to Cragmaw Caverns and the Ponspector Brigade.|
Before entering the cavern, make a quick trip back to Navvir Crossroads to find Ponspector Tei-Tei. Complete his quest if you'd like then make your way back.
The item is located behind a sound type enemy and can be reached by walking through the enemy.
Pass through Cragmaw Caverns and watch the scene. You will immediately bump into another Ponspector, Evelen. Complete her quest and move on through Cinnabar Plateau.
The first quest requires you to eliminate the Sardi that is found just behind Evelen while the Morrow Cobs can be found scattered around the map.
|Note||There are two ponspectors that can be met by heading north. Their quests' recommended level is around the high 60s so do tackle them if you're party is well leveled up.||Optional 1||
From Evelen's position, head north until you meet Ponspector Fofora. Her quest requires you to defeat 3 lvl 67 Kromars
Defeating the Kromar then returning to her will initiate the last part of the quest. Cross Xen's Thoroughfare then head north and circle around it to reach Fofora. Talking to her will end her questline.
From Xen's Thoroughfare, Head left then south. Follow the path until you reach the Abaasy's Sordum landmarl. Ponspector Faifa is located near there.
She will require you to deliver her a Sky Mole which is common around the area. Her next task will require you to defeat a Green Feris.
|2||Keep walking until you find the opening of some ruins. Head into Barouh Ruins Cave to proceed. If you make a detour up north you will find Ponspector Dekadeka surrounded by Slobbering Antols.|
|3||Take the path up and out of the ruins. Follow the path up and around and keep moving to the east to Whisperwind Crossing.|
|4||Cross the bridges up to the northeast to reach your destination, Soltnar Seal Island.|
|5||Make your way up the pillar to view a cutscene. Walk into the Teleporter to enter Alcamoth.|
After the cutscene you can find another Ponspector, Drydry, to the north. Complete his quest and make your way up the slope to Melfica Road.
The High Entia Feathers are found North-West from Drydry's position. There are no enemies in the vicinity so make sure to complete this quest.
|2||Watch another cutscene and you'll fight your first major boss, Snowal Talos.|
|3||After the fight you will be back in front of the Soltnar Seal Island landmark with a new destination, Xen's Thoroughfare, ending the first section of the epilogue.|
The following side quests are available at this time:
|Drydry Entia||Main Entrance||Drydry||
Topple Plus IV
|Incensed Dekadeka||Barouh Plaza||Dekadeka||
Lock-On Resist IV
|Evelen on the Edge||Zephyr's Counsel||Evelen||
Sleep Resist IV
|Tei-Tei Lacking Charm||Navvir Crossroads||Tei-Tei||
Phys Def Down IV
|Hunting Help||Companion's Cape||Haemlin||
Rudra Hood, Rudra Jacket
|Ether Exploitation||Companion's Cape||Carranelle||
|Ether Font||Companion's Cape||Tulleana||
Anenmone Brim D, Princess Dress D
Quests in Red Text indicate Timed Quests. As these quests will expire after progressing to a certain part of the game, be sure to complete them while they are still available!
|List of Maps|
|List of Maps|
|D||Nerthis Necropolis Gate|
|H||Soltnar Seal Island|
|3||Clear Sky Bluff|
|8||Barouh Ruins Cave|
|Veg||Rainbow Carrot||High Leaf||Cream Wheat||Morrow Cob||Kilopumpkin|
|Animal||Angel Bream||Gentleclam||Sky Mole||Blade Bird||Palmtop Elephant|
|Parts||Half Part||Snare Wire||Subzero Steel||Blaze Chain||Congenial Cogs|
|Strange||Swirly Slash||Hero Nipper||Highlightning||Dubious Sculpture||Shimmertumble|
|100% Completion||Valak Top|
|B||Fountain of Eternity|
|C||Fountain of Hope|
|1||Eternity Way (Ruined)|
|2||Hope Way (Ruined)|
|Fruit||Cool Lemon||Heart Peach|
|Strange||Ha Ha Ha||Thunder Atmos|
|100% Completion||Trendy Hoodie|
While the other sidequests are great for getting money, having the Ponspectors on your side in battle is going to be incredibly useful. Try and complete all of their quests to add them to your team and get a hefty experience boost!
This is your first fight of the epilogue so it isn't too difficult. Focus on the Leg Volffs first to get them out of the way before tackling the leader of the pack.
Before the battle starts you'll be given the option to switch up your party. To keep the focus away from your character of choice, swap Nene for Shulk or Melia so she can draw away enemy attacks. This is especially useful for Shulk so he can use his position-based attacks for more damage to quickly take out the Volffs.
Snowal Talos has pretty low HP for a boss and doesn't do much damage, so pick your preferred party setup and hit it hard with Shulk's Back Slash to take it down quickly.
|Part 1||Navvir Highlands~Alcamoth|
|Part 2||Shoulderstone Scree~Gran Dell|
|Part 3||Teelan's Laboratory~Zekr Marga Quarry|
|Part 4||Alcamoth (Revisited)|
|Other Future Connected Guides|
|Should You Play Future Connected?|
|Future Connected Side Quests Guide | List of Future Connected Side Quests|
|Differences Between Future Connected and the Main Game|
|Ponspectors and Union Strikes Explained|
|What are Fogbeasts?|
|List of Quiet Moments|
|How to Find Every Giant's Trove|
|List of Future Connected Unique Monsters|
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